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trillion or billion i forget what it is? cut to medicare which isn't true. and even if you wanted to say it was true, every republican said he's supporting also supports the exact same thing. they are accounted for in the ryan budget minus $200 million so $916 billion. these are the things i think are problematic in terms how the policy debate and i think that the super packs only make it worse. you have individuals who have personal opinions they are trying to force upon people. i think we would be better off with a -- we would be. i'm happy to be a part of super pac. i'm happy to defend barack obama he's the beefs and next president of the united states. and that's great. but do i wish this didn't have to be? yeah. i do. and i think that experiencing connecticut in public finance we have campaigns and in new york city they work fine. and voters while they may say they're not happy with taxpayer funded campaigns, you know, things have gone smoothly in a lot of the places that have public financing. i think that the rhetoric doesn't match the reality at the end of the day. we'll see wher
the obama administration slowed the growth of medicare spending by $700 billion the big attack of republicans for having done not. in the environment where you can't talk about medicare, where no one would talk about -- everyone is just talking about loophole closes, how do you get from here to there? let me ask doug first. you save the environment would be different in 2013. other than this pressure you talk about for the rating agencies, what is going to get these guys singing to my all? >> they are not going to think oh my god. this environment is the worst, but this'll be the right time to fix it. you don't have to worry about economics not happening. it can be the second word and it's very unlikely that she can't avoid getting it to next year, where i think they're going to be outside pressures. capital market, cutting rating agencies and great leadership out of the white house to get this done. and it's going to be difficult underscored to be lots of days where it's going to look like were going to make it and there's no question about that. we are never very pretty when
65. president obama's affordable care act doesn't offer a truly long-term fix to medicare. so what is your plan to keep medicare solid while not forcing seniors to fend for themselves? menendez: from the medicare is not an esoteric debate. my mom who worked in the factories of new jersey, worked really hard to get us into the middle-class in the triad of her life she was fighting alzheimer's. medicare was her health care security. it made a difference with her to live in the dignity she deserved. that's why under the affordable care act extended the life of medicare until 2024. and that is why we will continue to work to look at various proposals that will continue to extend the life of medicare. some of what we did is beginning to eliminate the waste, fraud and abuse. but as part of what extent of the life of medicare, by stopping over payments to insurance companies prospectively and also may be -- i don't know that warren buffett and bill gates made medicare. so maybe we have to look at what type of means testing should be considered to ensure that the life of the program contin
and romney are arguing over who's going to spend more money on medicare when we need to have a raging debate and discussion in this country on how we slash medicare spending because if we don't, um, i believe that we're going to find ourselves in the midst of a monetary collapse as a result of continuing to borrow and spend money to the tune of 43 cents out of every dollar that we spend. >> host: so what are you seeing out there on that particular issue? what's your prescription, pardon the expression. >> guest: well, i oversaw the reform of medicaid in new mexico when i was governor of new mexico. we took it from a fee-for-service model to a managed care model. we saved hundreds of millions of dollars, we set up better health care networks for the poor in new mexico. i believe if the federal government would have block granted the state of new mexico 43% less money, done away with all the strings and the mandates that i could have effectively overseen the delivery of health care to the poor. i think you apply that same template to medicare, health care for those over 65, get the federal gov
. .. >> the first thing that nr article here is getting medicare costs under control is the number one priority and it's the most untouchable thing. but that is going to cause more trouble than any other problem we have got fiscally in the united states, getting medicare costs under control is the number one thing. c-span: you say we also surcharge smokers and the obese for their medicare coverage. where did that idea come from? >> guest: it came from us. i am the person to put it in the memo but i didn't have to fight very hard for it. also i ran into this, something i ran at "the washington post." i call them megafatty and i was rebuked for this by "the washington post" for being insensitive which i guess i probably am. but this is another thing where everybody knows it to be true and someone has to pay for it. i don't think you should bankrupt people if they are heavy but there should be penalties. i mean i'm not really democrat but i'm certainly -- but you have to be responsible to some extent for your personal behavior. >> guest: quite right and we should point out also we are not the only
will be kicking off of food stamp naps you could cut medicare by $200 billion and medicare and other health care programs like $770 billion. where the em pat think. do you acknowledge that poor people will suffer under the budget. no. >> you have shown a lack of em pat em pa think to poor people. >> any one of these champions of journalistic ontivity and intellectual could have won tonight's dambisa you conservative to hell award. and behind them stand another -- thank you. and behind them stand another dozen who could have qualified if our limitations. but the judges had to choose only one and choose they did. the winner of the 2012damn conservatives to hell award goes to a new car. no. goes to -- the woman who believes paul ryan is some kind of underweight loser with better hair out to destroy the world as we know it. nbc ann curry. ♪ if i only had a brain. ♪ for in the middle and global foreign. >> where is the em pat think that poor people will suffer. you have shown a lack . >> ♪ you'd be thinking you could be a another lincoln if you only had a brain. ♪ ♪ why tell me why the ocea
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